Chin Chih Yang’s art focuses on society’s efforts to protect itself, physically and psychologically, against catastrophe resulting from pollution, surveillance, isolation, and religious/political/social intolerance. Yang perceives the modern world with a mixture of anxiety and entrancement: 21st-century products can do wondrous things, but producers and consumers alike wantonly discard too many modern waste products. Yang always strives to reach new audiences and relishes opportunities to share his work with people who do not ordinarily encounter art. Performing in the public sphere, Yang’s engages audience with carefully planned performances, intuitive movements, multi-media installations, and hand-sewn costumes made from recycled objects.
Born in Taiwan, multidisciplinary artist Chin Chih Yang has made NYC his home for many years. He holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design and a MS from Pratt Institute. Respect for Mother Earth is the guiding principle of all Yang’s endeavors in art and life. Ever altruistic, Yang makes art that addresses global issues of ecology. His many worldwide performances and exhibitions include solo exhibitions at MoCA Taipei; Face the Earth, the Yang biopic which won Best Documentary at the 2018 Southampton International Film Festival in the UK; and selection for the Santa Fe Art Institute Labor Residency. In 2020, Yang was elected to the New York Foundation for the Arts’ NYFA Hall of Fame.